Sharing a home with with another person provides us with a live-in teacher — someone who helps us see where we have room for improvement. One of these areas for me is patience. For example, I get impatient with my spouse when he gets side-tracked halfway through a sentence and trails off, leaving me waiting […]


Sometimes it’s so much easier to push my feelings down as unimportant rather than to acknowledge them and address them with my life partner. Quite frankly, sometimes I’m a little afraid of his reactions to my feelings. I don’t want to hurt his feelings or make him mad or cause him to worry. So, I […]

Let There Be Peace

“Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”

– Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller

I can so easily work myself into a dither. The opportunities are many: There’s a hairline crack in the granite kitchen countertop — perceptible only if one knows it is there. My partner […]